Myopia (short-sightedness) is a condition in which the eye has difficulty viewing in the distance but close viewing is usually unaffected. Research suggests it is becoming increasingly more prevalent and myopia begins in childhood and generally continues to progress during these years until you get older before stabilizing.
There are various risk factors that can increase the likelihood of you being short-sighted, most commonly being if your parents have myopia. Symptoms of myopia include sitting very close to the television, squinting to read signs or see objects clearly in the distance and eyestrain/headaches.
Myopia most commonly occurs when your eyeball is slightly longer than a normal size eye, which in turn cause light rays that enter the eye to focus at a point in front of the retina rather than directly on it. Traditionally, concave (minus powered) spectacles or contact lenses help correct this blur in your vision in the far distance. Myopic patients often consider laser correction surgery but recent advances in vision therapy in the form of Orthokeratology is becoming increasingly popular.
Eye 2 Eye have invested in the dedicated refractive imaging and diagnostic equipment to now offer Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) to patients with myopia.